On This Day

What Happened in September 1656

Historical Events

  • Sep 15 England & France sign peace treaty
  • Sep 19 Treaty of Labiau: Sweden gives Prussia, Brandenburg
  • Sep 22 All female jury hears case of Judith Catchpole, accused of killing her child (acquit her) in Patuxent County, Maryland

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 6 Guillaume Dubois, French cardinal and statesman, born in Brive-la-Gaillarde, France (d. 1723)
  • Sep 14 Thomas Baker, English antiquarian, born in Lanchester, Durham (d. 1746)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 8 Joseph Hall, English bishop and writer (Virgidemiarum: Six Books), dies at 82